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Fall Festivals + Events

Fall Fest at DK Farms

DATES:  September 30 - October 31, 2024 

LOCATION:  DK Farms, 1750 Lake Ave SE, Largo

TIME:  10am - 7pm (Monday - Friday) and 10am - 3pm (Saturday & Sunday) 

DK Farms in Largo is the best place to celebrate the joys of the fall season with the family. Come join us the month of October as we host our annual Fall Festival at the farm.

We will be offering pony rides, hay rides, gem mining, mini golf, bull rides, pumpkin cannon, and more! Plus come check out local vendors and food trucks. 

FEE:  $10/person on weekdays & $15/person on weekends (online pricing)


SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival

DATES:  October 11 - 20, 2024

LOCATION:  Downtown St. Pete, St. Petersburg

Returning for its tenth year, the SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival once again ignites the City of the Arts with a diverse collection of public art from renowned local, national and international mural artists from October 11 - 20th.

Presented by Reflection St. Pete, SHINE will add a total of 16 new murals throughout the art districts this year, plus a series of street art-related events, tours and more. Watch as the artists create live in person or sign up for a trolley / bike tour to see all the completed works at the end of the week. A map of the 2024 (and previous years) locations can be found here.

Make sure to visit the SHINE website to view the artist lineup when it's announced.
This is a free event to attend. Join us in a community-wide event honoring the impact of mural art and artists in St. Pete!


St. Petersburg

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

DATES:  October 17 - 20, 2024 

LOCATION:  Baycare Sound, 255 Drew Street, Clearwater
TIME: Gates open at 4pm on Thursday & Friday and 3pm on Saturday & Sunday

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, which will celebrate its 45th anniversary from October 17 - 20, 2024, is a highly anticipated yearly event for jazz and music enthusiasts. Taking place at Baycare Sound, the state-of-the-art music venue in Coachman Park, this festival brings together a diverse range of music, from traditional jazz to modern twists, all under the glorious Florida sky. It is more than just a festival; it is a tradition that has captured the hearts of many people over the years, making it a must-see event on the jazz calendar.
Join us as we celebrate 45 years of unforgettable jazz moments!

FEE: Daily fee $45+ or purchase up to a 4 day pass from $8-$370


St. Pete Run Fest

DATES:  November 15 - 17, 2024

LOCATION:  480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg

This three-day festival is full of flat and scenic running events, a Rollin' Oats Wellness Market and Cafe, local food, live music and local craft beer. Register for the 5K, 10K or half marathon, or get the kids in on the action with a kids' race. Each route highlights St. Pete's beautiful waterfront, historic neighborhoods and colorful murals.

FEE:  Various depending on what race you choose to do

St. Petersburg

Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup

Thursday, November 21, 2024 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2024 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2024 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2024 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

LOCATION: 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island

Come see Treasure Island’s beach come to life at the 2024 Sanding Ovations event scheduled November 21-24, 2024. See what happens when master sculptors use their imaginations and turn piles of sand and buckets of water into “outSANDing” works of art. This year’s sandy wonderland will be created through the imaginations of master sculptors such as Sue McGrew, Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, Melineige Beauregard,  Benoit Dutherage, Fergus Mulvany, Damon Meri, Abe Waterman and Bruce Phillips.

Live music, food, a craft market and a children's area featuring sand-sculpting lessons will be available. Stay tuned for more details and fireworks schedule!

The event is free and open to the public. Read the full schedule of events


Treasure Island

Shopapalooza Festival

DATE: November 30 - December 1, 2024

LOCATION: 701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg

TIME:  10am - 5pm

Don't miss the biggest Small Business weekend celebration ever! At the annual Shopapalooza festival, over 350 small businesses will set up shop at Vinoy Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th - Sunday December 1st. Featuring food trucks, beer and wine, live painting, kids activities, and of course, Santa! Get your holiday shopping done and support local at this free and family friendly event. 


St. Petersburg

Pinellas Brewers Market

DATES: First Sunday of every month

LOCATION: 6340 49th St N, Pinellas Park

TIME:  12pm - 4pm 

The Brewers Market is a free, monthly event held on the first Sunday at Pee- Pa's Garage Craft Brewery from 12 - 4pm! Sip and shop local with a variety of local artists, crafters, and small businesses in Pinellas Park.

Pinellas Park

The Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

DATE:  November 23, 2024

LOCATION:  1920 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin

TIME:  10am - 5pm

Presented by the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, the Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival is an annual event outdoor festival featuring multiple musical acts ALL DAY! Held RAIN or SHINE, each year the main stage features regional, national, and international Celtic music artists along with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band.

FEE:  TBD- get tickets below


31st Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

DATES:  October 12 & 13, 2024

LOCATION: 271 Main Street, Dunedin

TIME:  10am - 5pm

DETAILS: One of the oldest towns on the West Coast of Florida, Dunedin has a wooded and subtropical setting with almost four miles of picturesque waterfront, a relaxed lifestyle, and activities for all likes and ages. Just a short drive from Tampa, along Dunedin's Main Street, you will meet some of the country's finest artists and crafters with products all handmade in America. Ceramic planters, functional pottery, hair accessories, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and an expansive Green Market offers something for every taste & budget. If Tampa Bay is on your travel agenda this November, you can not miss out on this terrific weekend craft event!



Suncoast Jazz Fest

DATES: November 22 & 23, 2024

LOCATION:  Indoors at the Sheraton Sand Keys Resort

TIME:  10am - 5pm

Enjoy three days at beautiful Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, for spectacular live performances.

FEE: $40+


The Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival

DATES:   November 8 - 10, 2024

LOCATION:  735 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs

TIME:  10am - 9pm

DETAILS:  The Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival offers a wide variety of delicious food options, including non-seafood dishes. There will be live music throughout the weekend and various vendors selling nautical and food-related items.

FEE:   Money to purchase your own food 

Tarpon Springs

60th Annual Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin Art Harvest

DATES:  November 2 & 3, 2024

LOCATION:  Highlander Park, Dunedin

TIME:  10am - 5pm

This popular event, which began 60 years ago as a small arts gathering, has evolved into a highly respected juried show of high-quality art with balanced media involving over 200 artists. Held on the first weekend in November at Highlander Park in Dunedin, Florida, this event continues to grow year after year. Over 30,000 people of all ages attend this event annually, and there’s something for everyone.  As the largest autumn art show in the Tampa Bay area, artists and patrons of the arts have found this event to be an enjoyable and successful weekend affair. Our members and community partners that provide sponsorship dollars every year make this event possible.

This community tradition provides the funding for the work that JLCD does each year.
The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin is currently working to bring awareness and solutions to chronic hunger and poverty in northern Pinellas County. All proceeds from this event are invested in training programs, community projects, and programs.


Florida CraftArt Festival

DATES: November 18 & 19, 2024

LOCATION: 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

FEE:  $9 - $10, children under 17 are free!

The 26th Annual Florida CraftArt Festival on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th, is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, visually exciting Florida weekend. Collectors and art lovers will be delighted by the creations of one hundred of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists.

FEE:  $9 - $10, children under 17 are free!

St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Oktoberfest

DATES: October 11 -13,   2024

LOCATION: Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley, Tampa

Friday 4 - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

We'll be celebrating with german cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this Oktober 11th, 12th, and 13th. Oktoberfest Tampa 2024 is a time to unwind and make new friends. Learn new customs and sing a few songs. Help us tap the inaugural keg Friday, Oktober 11th, as we open the doors to Tampa's largest Oktoberfest.

FEE: $10 for 1 day or $20 for all days 


Pumpkin Patch Festival

DATE:  October 7th,  9am - 1pm

LOCATION:   SEBA Park, 151 S Water St, South Elgin

FEE:   FREE Admission! Pumpkins are $1 - $5

DETAILS: Visit South Elgin's Fall Festival and enjoy picking out pumpkins ($1 - $5 each) with a carving and painting station, along with other attractions such as a pyramid of hay, petting zoo, and concessions. A pet parade starts at 10am

South Elgin

Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival 

DATE: |September 16 - October 29

LOCATION:  29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago

FEE: | $20+ click HERE to purchase tickets 

DETAILS:  A paradise for kids, our Fall Festival in West Chicago offers an abundance of amusements that will keep them entertained for hours. From thrilling rides to feeding friendly farm animals, there’s something for every little adventurer. Our West Chicago farm boasts a train ride, a giant jumping pillow for bouncing fun, and the chance to indulge in a wide variety of amusements like carnival rides. Of course, don’t forget about our incredible West Chicago pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin to take home!

West Chicago

Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Hayride, Barn & Trail

DATE:  September 29 - October 29

LOCATION:  29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago

FEE:  $20+ click HERE to purchase tickets | $22 Haunted Hayride | $20 Haunted Barn | $35 For Both

DETAILS: As the sun sets, the excitement doesn’t wane. Weekend nights come alive with the Halloween spirit as the farm offers West Chicago haunted hayrides and a haunted barn experience. These spine-tingling attractions feature live actors, animatronics, pyrotechnics, music, lights, and video, promising an unforgettable night of scares and thrills.

West Chicago

Kuiper's Sunflower Fest

LOCATION:  Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park

DATES:  Opens August 26 - October 31, 2024

HOURS:  Tuesday thru Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday & Monday 10am - 6pm
Labor & Columbus Day: 9AM-6PM
Closes at 4PM Halloween



  • $11.99   Online / Includes 1 Bloom *
    $13.99    At the Gate / Includes 1 Bloom
    Children 2 Yrs & Under FREE
    Last admission to fields is 5:30pm



  • $10.99 At the Gate Only/ Includes 1 Bloom
    Children 2 Yrs & Under FREE
    Last admission to fields is 5:00pm.

DETAILS:  Kuipers Family Farm believes in connecting people with agriculture and each other. With thousands coming to enjoy our corn maze, pumpkins, and apples each year we decided to bring another beautiful ag product to our guests: fresh cut sunflowers and some fantastic photo opportunities! Guest will be able to enjoy over 7 acres of 20+ different sunflower varieties in the fields. Come stroll through the flowers, take photos and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a late-summer farm day! Many adorable photo ops will be available so you can capture the perfect selfie or family photo. The experience goes ‘full bloom’ on weekends with live music and delicious farm-fresh food options on the scenic orchard lawn.

Maple Park

Fall Fest at Randall Oaks Zoo

DATE:  September 23 - October 29th, 9am - 5pm

LOCATION:  Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 S Randall Rd., West Dundee

FEE: $4.25 Resident, $5 Nonresident

Come and celebrate the change in seasons at Randall Oaks Zoo's annual Fall Festival! The zoo will be decorated for fall with special fall activities for visitors to enjoy. Pumpkins will be available for purchase during your visit.

  • Pedal Tractors

  • Pumpkin Enrichments for the Animals

  • Pumpkins for sale

  • Hayrides, $3.50 per person

  • Fall Treats for sale

West Dundee

Naper Settlement Oktoberfest

LOCATION:  Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St., Naperville

DATES:  October 4th from 5 -10pm and October 5th from 3pm - 10pm

FEE:  Adult: $20, Youth (4-12): $15, under 4 are free

DETAILS: Under our large heated tent, guests will enjoy German cuisine, local and traditional Oktoberfest beer varieties, and a blend of polka and rock music throughout the weekend. On Saturday, test your strength by participating in our stein holding contest. There will also be a variety of lawn games for the whole family. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival!


Harvest at the Acorn Moon Festival

DATE:  September 24th from 12pm - 3pm

LOCATION: Oakhurst Forest Preserve, 1680 Fifth Ave., Aurora


DETAILS: Celebrate autumn's arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this popular, family-friendly festival, we'll have pumpkin painting, mule-drawn hayrides, games, guided hikes, nature crafts, folk music, and refreshments. Admission is free. Nominal fee for crafts and refreshments. No registration required. ALL AGES


Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm

DATE: Saturdays, Sundays + Columbus Day, October 1 - 29th, 11am - 4pm

LOCATION: Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

FEE: $10 

DETAILS:  Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Admission includes all rides and attractions, pumpkins can be purchased additionally for $3 upon arrival. Check our website and Facebook for a detailed schedule of events. All ticket sales are final. ALL AGES.
Special activity dates will be featured throughout the month of Pumpkin Weekends, including:

  • October 1: Bubble Making

  • October  7: Bounce House

  • October 8: Face Painter

  • October 14: Baloon Artist

  • Octobe 15: Jeanie B! Children’s Concert

  • October 21: Trick-or-Treat

  • October 22: Pumpkin Carver

  • October 28: World’s Tallest Scarecrow

  • October 29: Pumpkin Princess



DATE: September 29 4pm - 10pm & September 30th 11am - 10pm

LOCATION: Riverfront Park East, 301 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville

DETAILS: Yorktoberfest is the largest non-profit event to come to the Fox River! It promises to be an unforgettable day full of great fun, food, beer, live music, and activities for the whole family on the beautiful riverfront in downtown Yorkville.


Cider & Ale Fest 

DATE:  October 21st, 12pm - 3pm

LOCATION:  Morton Arboretum Visitor Center, 4100 IL-53, Lisle

Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. All Cider and Ale Festival tickets include admission into the Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 21.

VIP (11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.):
$70 members
$80 guests

General Admission (noon to 3 p.m.):
$60 members
$70 guests

DETAILS:  Savor hard cider and seasonal beers from over 30 local breweries and cideries. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and stroll among the trees while you sip. Tasting booths will be spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and Conifer walking paths. 21+. Purchase tickets HERE!


Fox Fall Fest

DATE:  October 1st,  9am - 3pm

LOCATION:  76 Main St, Oswego


DETAILS: Join us in downtown Oswego for our Annual Fox Fall Fest: Artisan Market, Vendors, Family Fun, Games and more!The festivities continue on Sunday October 3rd for our traditional Fox Fall Fest featuring the Artisan Market, food trucks, live music, photo op, kids activities, and so much more! Stores and restaurants will also be open!


Goebbert's Farm Fall Fest

DATE:  August 25 - September 10th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 6pm, Thursday - Sunday 9am - 8pm

LOCATION:  Goebbert's Farm, 42W813 Reinking Rd., Pingree Grove

Seniors everyday: $14
Children 2 and under: FREE​

DETAILS:  Our Fall Festival is what we are known for! We offer a full day of family-friendly activities that are sure to delight kids and grown-ups of all ages. The General Admission fee includes almost all of the activities on the Farm. Parking is free, and we are open rain or shine. In inclement weather, some activities do need to be shut down. General Admission includes: Entrance to Animal Land, Pedal Karts, Tire Mountain, Corn Stalk Maze, Wagon Ride to the Field /Orchard, Haunted House, Munchkin Maze, Straw Bale Maze, Western Town, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Pumpkin Slide, Jumping Pillow, Chicken Show, Pig Races, and Corn Box (Pony and Camel rides are available for an additional cost of $7 each, and our Pop-A-Shot Attraction for big kids is an additional $3). Apple picking available for an additional fee

Pingree Grove

Carpentersville Fall Fest

DATE:  September 22nd, 6pm - 11pm; September 23, 10am - 11pm

LOCATION:  Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave, Carpentersville


DETAILS:  Live Music Kid & family activities Craft Show, Touch a Truck, Axe Throwing, Lumberjack show, Food vendors AND MORE


Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

DATE:  October 25 - 29th

LOCATION:  Downtown Sycamore near Main & State Street, Sycamore


DETAILS:  What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city-wide event, beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting and concluding on Sunday afternoon with a parade.
The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, two carnivals, many non-profit vendors, two indoor craft shows, entertainment, and various activities, and it concludes on Sunday with a 90-minute  parade.  


Halloween Happening 2023

DATE:  October 29th,  1 - 4pm

LOCATION:  Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Downtown Naperville


DETAILS:  Come and enjoy lots of fun activities, games and goodies at Naperville's best FREE Halloween Happening fest for kids 10 and under!


Naperville Farmers Market Fall Fest

DATE:  September 30th, 7 - 12pm

LOCATION:  200 E. 5th Avenue, Naperville


DETAILS:   Save the date! Fall Fest is rapidly approaching and you won't want to miss it! Tons of special offers and the first 100 people that shop with 3 or more vendors can stop by the center entrance to collect a reusable shopping bag! Hope to see you there!


Warrenville Park District Fall Fest

DATE:  October 27th, 6 - 9pm

LOCATION:  Warrenville Park District

FEE:  $5 per wristband

All Activities Included with $5 Wristband
Skip the lines! Prepurchase your wristbands at the Guest Services desk beginning October 1, 2023!
Event will be held rain or shine - most activities are indoors and outdoor activities will be under tents.
*Costume Parade begins at 6:00P
*Character Meet N’ Greet with Buzz Lightyear & Woody from Toy Story
*Games & Crafts
*Petting Zoo
*Food & Beverage for purchase
*Live Music – Alpine Thunder
*FREE Taffy Apples courtesy of NuMark Credit Union
Fall Fest Fun Finder - Visit each area of Fall Fest for your chance to win a $25 Gift Card! You will receive your Fun Finder Card when you purchase your wristband.


Woodridge Oktoberfest

DATE:  September 29-30th, 5 - 10:30pm

LOCATION:  Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Center, 8301 Janes Ave., Woodridge


DETAILS: Get your fill of German food, music and beer at the 4th annual Woodridge Oktoberfest! A schedule of event and tickets will be available in mid to late August.


Autumn Fall Fest at Eaton Preserve

DATE:   September 23rd,  11 -3pm

LOCATION: Eaton Preserve, Plainfield

FEE:  FREE! You can purchase a wristband for $20 for the inflatables, pumpkin patch, petting zoon and pony rides.

Activities include:
- family hayrides
- pumpkin launching
- pumpkin patch
- prairie maze
- entertainment
- food trucks NEW! (in partnership with Brew Avenue Events)
- beer garden NEW! (in partnership with Brew Avenue Events)
- petting zoo
- pony rides
- inflatables

Admission is FREE; however, inflatables, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and pony rides require paid tickets. Tickets and day-of wristbands will be available for purchase onsite.
Early bird wristbands are available now for purchase online for $15 and can be picked up at the event check-in. Additional wristbands will be available for purchase on the day of the event for $20. Wristbands include unlimited access to inflatables and the petting zoo and one pumpkin. Wristbands do not include pony rides. Purchase wristbands at


Huntley Fall Fest Carnival

DATE:  September 29 - October 1 
Wednesday – Friday:

  • 10am-6pm


  • 10am- 6pm September dates

  • 10am- 10pm October Only

  • (Craft Beer/Wine Tent opens at noon)


  • 10am- 6pm

  • (Craft Beer/Wine Tent opens at noon)

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

  • Open on Columbus Day

LOCATION:  12015 Mill Street, Huntley 

DETAILS: Huntley, Illinois is home to the 18th Annual Fall Fest held September 29-October 1. Fall Fest is a three-day community celebration brought to you by the Huntley Fall Fest Committee, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers.

The 2023 Huntley Fall Fest features THREE DAYS of entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, a full carnival midway, plenty of fall activities, and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night! It’s the can’t miss event of the year!


Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms

DATE: September 16 - October 29th,  Friday: 5pm - 11pm,  Saturday: 10am - 11pm & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

LOCATION:  2855 Hart Road, Aurora 


DETAILS:  Welcome to your authentic farm adventure! Step away from modern life and make new memories with your friends and family at Abbey Farms Pumpkin Daze! Packed with activities, our 40-acre pumpkin farm has everything you need to make your family’s day at the farm special. From our friendly petting zoo on the weekends to the ability to experience Mother Nature at your own pace – a day trip to Abbey Farms is a must on your list of Fall adventures


Okberfest at Fox Valley Mall (& Trick-or-Treating)

DATE: October 28 th, 10 - 4pm

LOCATION:   Fox Valley Mall, Aurora 


DETAILS: Come out and join us October 28th from 10am-4pm at the Fox Valley mall for our first ever Okoberfest.
We will have a variety of crafters and vendors set up outside close to the JCP 10am-4pm.
Live music, character meet and greet, a balloon artist, face painter, bounce house, and numerous breweries will also be out for a great time.
We will have trick or treating with the vendors from 2-4pm. 


Woody's Fall Festival

DATES:  August 31 - October 27, 2024

LOCATION:  Woody's Orchard, 3223 Creek Road, Plano 

FEE: Kids 2 & Under are FREE, Active Military with ID are FREE, everyone else $14.95/person

Woody’s Orchard invites you to experience our annual Fall Festival! Join us as we welcome in this exciting season with NEW activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!
Here’s what we have in store for you:

  • NEW PumpkinTown

  • Apple Picking

  • Gorgeous Sunflower Field

  • Stunning Photo Ops

  • Delicious Seasonal Treats & Drinks

  • Corn Maze

  • Train Rides

  • Exciting Attractions

Thurs & Sun: 10am - 6pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 8pm
Labor Day: 10am - 6pm
Columbus Day: 10am - 6pm


Rosewood Harvest Fest

DATE:  October 15th, 11 - 3pm

LOCATION:  41W738 Prairie Street, Sugar Grove


DETAILS:  Join us for our first annual Harvest Festival!  Food, Live Music, and Family Fun.  Kids and family fall themed games, costume contest, crafts, bonfires, fall photos ops, fall decor and more!
It’s our last public event of the season, so make sure to come celebrate our end of the year harvest.

Sugar Grove

Algonquin Harvest  Market

DATE:  October 7th, 10am - 3pm

LOCATION:  Main Street, Algonquin


The Algonquin Rotary Club invites you to join them at the 2023 Algonquin Harvest Market! The event is FREE and will be held on Main Street in the Old Town Business District.
There will be a wide variety of vendors offering a variety of handmade & homegrown goods including farm fresh produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more. ​There will also be food, drinks, entertainment, give-a-ways and more.
Plus a Historic Cemetery Walk by the Algonquin Historic Commission from 11am – 2pm. A Shuttle Bus will take you from the Algonquin Harvest Market to the cemetery and back.
A Family Friendly Event!
For the kids...
craft activities
and more!

Visit all of our featured vendors to be put into a drawing to receive prizes donated by local businesses.
Pick up a “Vendor Card” at the information booth to play!


Geneva Fall Fest 

DATE:  October 20-22nd, Friday 5-10pm, Sat. 1-10pm, Sun. 1-8pm

LOCATION:  Kane County Cougars, Northwestern Medicine Field 

FEE: Tickets prices vary 

Geneva Fall Fest with Windy City Amusements
Rides, Games, Food, Fall Fun & Much More!


Pumpkin Train

DATE:  October 14-15, 21-22, 10am - 6pm

LOCATION:  Illinois Railway Museum, Union

FEE: $11 - $18

DETAILS:  Enjoy a ride to our pumpkin patch aboard Halloween-themed electric interurban trains. While at the patch, ask our farm hands to help you find the perfect pumpkin, and pose for pictures in our various colorful, life size cutouts, as well as an antique farm tractor and hay wagon.
Catch the next pumpkin train back to East Union, and consider riding any of the other trains operating that day. Don't forget to visit our Schroeder Store, and take time to visit the rest of the campus. There's a lot to see! Plan your visit here.


Fall Festival at Ready Set Ride

DATE:  October 29, 12pm - 4pm

LOCATION:  Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility, 13056 Essington Road, Plainfield

FEE: $20 for pony rides

DETAILS:  Join us for a day full of fun!! We will have the following events going on all day:
-Pony rides! $20 for 15 minutes (Weight limit of 120 lbs applies, horse will be assigned to you based on availability, no sidewalkers will be available)
-Fall photo sessions with Audrey Mickelson Photography, to sign up for your fall photos please visit: (select horses will be available to be in your photo! 😆)
-Trick or treating in the barn with the horses (no costumes necessary)
-Petting zoo with chickens, minis, and goats
- Rsr items and other crafts available for purchase to take home or give as holiday gifts
-Farm fresh eggs for sale laid by RSR chickens and ducks
-Warm apple cider, hot chocolate, water, sloppy joes, and pulled pork sandwiches for purchase for lunch and baked goods to take home!
-Romaine lettuce for purchase to give treats to the horses
-Outside art/craft vendors will be selling their goods at our event


Howlin' At the Moon

LOCATION:  Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster, Naperville 
DATES:  October 25 & 26, 2024

FEE: $20

DETAILS:  Enjoy thrilling performances and attractions, live music, a costume contest, local cuisine, and beverages at this Halloween event for adults (21+). 


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